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#643689 - 01/15/09 02:36 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Okay, now you warm weather guys are going to get it!

Just because it's warmed up to -38, from -40 yesterday, don't mean it's not beautiful here with the clear blue skies, and the warm sunlight flooding through the windows! BUT . . .

When it's this cold, nothing beats a warm fire, two glasses of red wine, and a wolf fur rug to lie on! Add freshly baked blueberry pies, cherry pies, and homemade cinnamin buns! Then, before bed, a warm bath or shower! Add to that lots of time to play the piano because . . . the car won't start!

Take that!

I think summer all year round would be boring! Notice I said, "I think"! \:D
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#643690 - 01/15/09 08:15 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Jerry Groot...you put a hex on me!!!!!!! Until yesterday the weather here in Central Carolina was mid to upper 50's. About normal for this time of year.

Tonight the low is expected to be 12 out here in the hinterlands; tomorrow's high 30. Brrrrr!!! We just aren't used to this!!!

Good Job Ole Friend, Ole Buddy, Ole Pal!!!

One of Diane's cinnamon buns with a cuppa java sure would help!!!
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#643691 - 01/15/09 09:15 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Horowitzian Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Here is something that may break your heart, guys![/b]

Give him cold weather, please give him cold weather!
[/b]


;\)
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#643692 - 01/15/09 09:43 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
RoyP Offline
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Hey, I just looked at the weather map. It's 4* in Cincinnati now, and 7* in Grand Rapids. What's wrong with this picture? I'm 350 miles south of Jerry. It's suppose to be warmer.
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#643693 - 01/15/09 10:34 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Ron Alexander Offline
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Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy.
Time to breakout the T-shirts
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#643694 - 01/15/09 11:17 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime.
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#643695 - 01/15/09 11:26 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
RoyP Offline
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Funny.

You can keep that cold air up north where it belongs!
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#643696 - 01/16/09 12:35 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:

I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
[/b]
We are too Jerry! We are too! \:D
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#643697 - 01/16/09 01:21 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Horowitzian Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime. [/b]


\:D \:D \:D \:D
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#643698 - 01/16/09 06:58 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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"Global warming has started in Grand Rapids Roy." Ron Alexander

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Don't get me laughing. Where I live, warming of any sort is welcome, global, local, or warming of any geographical measure.

I got so excited about Al Gore's "Global Warming" pontificating that I put in less firewood this year. 'BAD mistake!
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#643699 - 01/16/09 11:58 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Its warming up in Northeast Iowa. This morning we had an all-time record low for any day for the Waterloo area, -34 degrees. Decorah, Iowa was at -40 degrees this morning. I did not want to know what the wind chill was. I fell the the warmth moving in, it is only a -14 degrees right now. I wonder if the soundboards are drying out a little. More tunings down the line.

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#643700 - 01/16/09 01:55 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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For the record, Global Warming doesn't mean that every place on earth is suddenly warmer. It means that there will be greater fluctuations between the extremes.

Which is kinda what we're seeing right now. These are some of the coldest days in decades.
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#643701 - 01/16/09 08:37 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Groot RPT:
Do you guys remember the post where I was blowing the cold air south???? Well? It took a while but, it worked!!!!!

It's so cold out there right now that my dog doesn't even like it!



I was just thinking, I'm glad I'm not a nudist!
If any nudist colonies are religious, they are sure to turn into atheists in the wintertime. [/b]
Well, I'm glad we went to NAMM just in time.
It was 82 and sunny today. Staying here through Monday, by then Southern Florida should have warmed up again.

Was taking to the folks from Jansen today, they said it was 18 degrees in WI today (without the wind chill factor).
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#643702 - 01/16/09 09:11 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Lucky! Here's my weather. Note the first line.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=149&map.y=160&site=grr

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Wind chill values as low as -14. West southwest wind around 8 mph.

Let's trade places!
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#643703 - 01/16/09 09:18 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Furtwangler Offline
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Loc: Danville, California
Jerry

you sure? It is -14 down in Ft Wayne right now!

Just got back from playing a few holes of golf with the missus this afternoon. Kinda chilly toward the end - about 70 today mid-afternoon.

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#643704 - 01/16/09 10:21 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Torger Offline
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Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\)
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#643705 - 01/17/09 12:56 AM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Well, the cold weather has hit us here in Florida, too.

I'm chilled tonight! The temp is down to 52 degrees. Brrrrrr. \:\) \:\)

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#643706 - 01/17/09 02:24 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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\:D :p
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#643707 - 01/17/09 10:08 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by L Horwinkle:
Well, the cold weather has hit us here in Florida, too.

I'm chilled tonight! The temp is down to 52 degrees. Brrrrrr. \:\) \:\) [/b]
:p Typical Floridan. \:D \:D
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#643708 - 01/17/09 10:09 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Papageno:


Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\) [/b]
Hey, at least you've got some way to warm your hands. \:D
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#643709 - 01/17/09 10:46 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Papageno:



Here in MN, It may be cold, but it won't stop me from thinking warm or grilling.

Lunch ended up rare / med rare.
somehow I'm sure the air tempature helps. \:\)
 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
Hey, at least you've got some way to warm your hands. \:D
Yeah, and that's his kitchen - I'd hate to think what it must be like outside! \:D
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#643710 - 01/18/09 06:05 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Torger Offline
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it was about about 0 on the home themometer, -9 with windchill.

as you guessed hand warming is easy.

dishwashing is another story.
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#643711 - 01/18/09 08:43 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Horowitzian Offline
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Na, you should just throw 'em out... \:D \:D
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#643712 - 01/18/09 08:47 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Toss them in the microwave, go outside, freeze yourself and then come in for a nice warm booger, er, burger. We got about another 6 inches or more yesterday.
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#643713 - 01/18/09 11:03 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
It was 48 degrees in Ft. Lauderdale last night!
Brrrrrrrr ... I had to turn on the heat again!

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#643714 - 01/19/09 12:50 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Yipeeeee! You got it too! 0 this morning here. 12 degree's now.
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#643715 - 01/19/09 02:12 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
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Right now it's in the upper 30's. Tonight supposed to be in the mid 20's with snow showers after midnight. Jerry, you really, really put the jinx on me weather-wise. I can hear you snickerin'....stop it!!!!!
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#643716 - 01/19/09 06:04 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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#643717 - 01/21/09 12:16 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Horowitzian Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by L Horwinkle:
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
It was 48 degrees in Ft. Lauderdale last night!
Brrrrrrrr ... I had to turn on the heat again! [/b]
:D \:D Typical Florida behavior...temperature goes below 50, and the heat goes on. :p
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#643718 - 01/21/09 02:28 PM Re: OT Paging Jerry Groot (and any one else living in the Northland)
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Yeah, ya big babies! \:D
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